Providence Atoll is unique for one key reason: the complete lack of any fishing pressure. The island has been closed for almost six years and has only recently been reopened at the end of 2015. The 2016 season will be limited to only a few weeks.
Most anglers visiting Providence are there to target the large Bonefish and the huge Giant Trevally that patrol this atoll and range from twenty to over one hundred pounds in weight and will test you and your gear to breaking point. Their attacks on the fly are violent and ruthless and as much of this fishing is from the beach or wading you will appreciate the excitement of fishing this location.
Of course, there are many other species to target including the Bump Head Parrotfish that grows to substantial sizes and Providence offers probably the best location anywhere in the world to target this unusual looking fish. The Bonefish, which are some of the largest in the Seychelles, have an average size of five to six pounds in weight, with bigger fish out there and occasionally into double figures.
In addition to this, there is a host of other species to target such as Milkfish, Bluefin Trevally, Indo-Pacific Permit, Barracuda and offshore Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo etc. In and around the shallow water of the coral, of course, there are several species of Triggerfish that you can target.
Providence is not for everyone, this is remote adventure fishing and lacks some of the comforts of other Seychelles destinations, however, for the keen angler, this is a 'must-location'. Most of the fishing is walking and wading and the boats are used to access the shallow flats and occasionally chase down large fish or fish the bluewater and reef edge.
The Mayas Dugong has four tender boats that ferry one guide and three anglers to the atoll island. There are four guides including one head guide. All the guides are professional and experienced skippers and fishing guides with First-Aid experience. They all understand and know the waters around Providence very well and will go the extra mile to ensure you make the most of your trip to this unique destination.
We would advise all anglers to take their own gear and fishing equipment - Rods, reels, lines flies, good wading boots Polarized glasses and lots of sunscreen.